The OPPD Board of Directors unanimously votes to close the Ft. Calhoun plant on Thursday.
During their meeting, they voted to cease nuclear operations and begin the decommissioning process.
Officials said the decision means no general rate increase is anticipated for the next five years, through 2021, furthering the district’s goal of pursuing rates that are 20 percent below the regional average.
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According to the releasem senior management also made the FCS recommendation in May after a thorough review of various future resource portfolio scenarios.
This was a difficult vote and one we did not take lightly,” OPPD Board Chair Mick Mines said.
“The industry is changing and it is imperative that we make strategic decisions to better position the district in the future for all our 365,000 customer-owners.”